Kathryn Marxen-Simonson, MSOT, OTR/L, CLVT

  • Occupational Therapist, Casey Eye Institute, School of Medicine


Kathryn moved to Oregon from Minnesota when she was a child. Growing up, she was very active in equestrian sports, competing with her horses in a variety of disciplines. 

As an occupational therapist, Kathryn specializes in serving individuals with vision loss. She works with patients to evaluate the functional impacts that their low vision has on their daily lives and works with them to help mitigate those impacts and make the most of their remaining vision, through accommodations, modifications, and adaptive strategies.

Kathryn is passionate about helping those with low vision. She brings a unique perspective to her work as she has low vision herself and has been a long-time patient of Casey Eye Institute. 

In her spare time, Kathryn enjoys riding horses with her husband, Steve, and taking walks with her guide dog, Nabisco.

Education and training

    • B.S., 2011, Colorado State University
    • M.S., 2014, University of Puget Sound
  • Certifications

    • Graduate Certificate in Low vision Rehabilitation for Occupational Therapists (CLVT) from Western Michigan University, 2018

Memberships and associations:

  • American Occupational Therapy Association, National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation & Education Professionals



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